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Local officials take to the stage next week to help the homeless in our community

Wednesday, November 24th, from 11:45 am to 1 pm, the Sarasota Ministerial Association presents a free event for the public – a pre-Thanksgiving Day lunch that benefits the homeless in our community, and includes live theatre put on by local public officials. The event takes place at First Baptist Church, 1670 Main Street in Sarasota.

Officials hamming it up at last year's event.

Officials hamming it up at last year's event.

A short play, entitled “Thanksgiving Fun with Bertha Matilda Honore Palmer,” will be performed by Sarasota Mayor Kelly Kirschner, State Representative Ray Pilon, and County Commissioners Carolyn Mason, Joe Barbetta, and Jon Thaxton; as well as Superintendent of Schools Lori White, and many others. Eight members of the local clergy will also give a shared reading of President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.

Goodwill Chaplain Tom Pfaff says this year’s event marks the 10th year that the Association has been putting on its annual luncheon to help meet the needs of the Sarasota area’s homeless population. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our government officials and the faith community to celebrate together and to bless our homeless community,” he says.
Music will be provided throughout the luncheon by the Westcoast School Chorus, the First Presbyterian Church New Song Band, The Altar Church, and the St. Paul Lutheran Church Rejoice Singers.

The luncheon event is entirely free, with good will offerings gratefully accepted and entirely donated to the local Salvation Army’s efforts to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day.

For more information or to volunteer, call Goodwill Chaplain Tom Pfaff, 724-5018.

Posted on November 19th, 2010Comments RSS Feed

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